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12 Creative Family Portraits. I thought we'd end the week with a collection of creative family portraits.

12 Creative Family Portraits

Though the holidays are now officially over (and there's no more Christmas "photo" cards to be made), you can still take pictures of your family in any number of creative ways. We've rounded up 10 ideas that include everything from simply layering your family's hands to using a small chalkboard as a prop. Our favorite idea is the one above, that just features colorful rain boots in the air. "Part of my sister's family holiday card for this year," states Kathy on Flickr. "6 kids and 1 mom. " For more fun photo ideas check out 13 Creative Photo Ideas Found on Pinterest or 8 Fantastic Photo Ideas You Can Do Right Now.

Above photo credit: Kathy Wolfe Via: Pinterest Photo credit: Sarah L. Photo credit: Justin Van Leeuwen Photo credit: Kevin N. Photo credit: Erik Christian Photo credit: Lori Andrews Photo credit: Rolland Andras Flinta Photo credit: John Hook Photo credit: Martin Bennett Photo credit: Jason Lee Via: Pinterest. 15 Beautiful & Mystical Space Photos. These eerie, dark, pillar-like structures - part of the Eagle Nebula - are columns of cool, interstellar hydrogen gas and dust that serve as incubators for new stars - Hubble Space Telescope 1995.

15 Beautiful & Mystical Space Photos

On its 100,000th orbit of planet Earth, the Hubble Space Telescope peered into a small portion of the Tarantula Nebula near the star cluster NGC 2074, unveiling its stellar nursery. The region is a firestorm of raw stellar creation, triggered perhaps by a nearby supernova. 3. Wolf-Rayet Star The massive star a Wolf-Rayet star, is the bright blue one near the center of the nebula. 4.

Magnificent spiral galaxy NGC 4565 is likely similar to our own spiral galaxy, but viewed edge-on from far away. 5. This image, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, is a very thin section of a supernova remnant caused by a stellar explosion that occurred more than 1,000 years ago. 6. 7. This highly oblique image of northwestern African captures the curvature of the Earth and shows its atmosphere. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 22 Crazy Perspective Photos Taken With a GoPro Camera. Chances are that if you're into extreme sports, you already know about GoPro, the company that makes small, wearable, waterproof and shockproof cameras.

22 Crazy Perspective Photos Taken With a GoPro Camera

Founder Nick Woodman was inspired to start a company dedicated to adventure photography after a 2002 surfing trip to Australia. Hoping to capture incredible images, he soon discovered that high quality equipment could not be obtained for reasonable prices. So, he decided to start a company where everyday people could capture professional-like shots. Hence, the company's name "GoPro. " GoPro's cameras have now been used by the surfing community as well as by the skiing, bicycling, and skydiving communities. Watch that video after enjoying these 22 photos taken at crazy perspectives by GoPro cameras. Above: Grant Davis used the GoPro Wi-Fi BacPac + Wi-Fi Combo Kit to capture this epic shot on Australia's Gold Coast! GoPro rockstar Bucky Lasek handplants it in his backyard pool. Trampoline fun with GoPro user Sindre "Hangloose" Hauglin! 32 Pictures That Will Make You Say Awwwwwwww. 1150 Pixel Photography Magazine.

In Focus. The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for another six weeks, until June 30, 2014.

In Focus

First prize winner will receive an 8-day Alaskan expedition for two. National Geographic was once more kind enough to allow me to share some of the early entries with you here, gathered from four categories: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place, and Spontaneous Moments. Photos and captions by the photographers. [30 photos] Choose: Mirror Wave.

View Gallery In 1990, construction began on the Centro Financiero Confinanzas, a huge high-rise office complex in Caracas, Venezuela. Gabriel Rivas, 30, lifts weights on a balcony on the 28th floor of the 45-story "Tower of David" skyscraper in Caracas, Venezuela, on February 9, 2014. View Gallery Rockets fly over bell tower of Agios Markos church during Greek Orthodox Easter celebrations on the eastern Aegean island of Chios on April 26, 2008. View Gallery View Gallery View Gallery View Gallery. Lily Pond Lilies and Lotus Flower Paintography by Ray Bilcliff. Matt Wisniewski combines old and new in his beautiful photo collages. Some people create images to make a statement.

Matt Wisniewski combines old and new in his beautiful photo collages.

Others, like Matt Wisniewski, do it because it looks pretty. “It’s mostly just aesthetic,” explains the 21-year-old computer science student of his spectral photo collages. “Whatever looks nice, really.” Art for art’s sake is no new conceit. But Wisniewski has created a particularly successful iteration by overlaying portraits with organic patterns—from flowers to jagged peaks to a Rorschach blot. The process begins with images from Tumblr and other online portfolios. For his image of a bearded man in a diaphanous red coat, Wisniewski found an overlay photo that “fit well and had a similar shape to his body.”

Matt Wisniewski Untitled from "Cold Embrace," 2011 Whether he works on the face or body is also guided by aesthetic fancy. Wisniewski, who studies at New York’s Rochester Institute of Technology, prefers Photoshop to a paintbrush. That isn’t to say he hasn’t tried drawing, painting and photography. National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 - Alan Taylor - In Focus. National Geographic is currently holding its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30.

National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 - Alan Taylor - In Focus

For the past nine weeks, the society has been gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to vote for them as well. National Geographic was kind enough to let me choose among its entries from 2011 for display here on In Focus. Gathered below are 45 images from the three categories of People, Places, and Nature, with captions written by the individual photographers. [45 photos] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: Many people pilgrimage to Uluru, but what is seen there often depends on where you've come from.

Eruption of the Cordon del Caulle. Beluga whales in the arctic having fun. This is a streetcar in New Orleans traveling back towards The Quarter on St. This image captures almost 6 hours of climbing parties on Rainier going for the summit under starry skies. Russia, polar region of West Siberia, Tazovsky Peninsula. Photo Gallery, Photo Galleries, Art Gallery, Photography, Buy Prints. Photo dictionary - photo/picture definition at Photo Dictionary in English. Trees Cocooned in Webs After Flood. Photograph courtesy Russell Watkins, U.K.

Trees Cocooned in Webs After Flood

Department for International Development Trees shrouded in ghostly cocoons line the edges of a submerged farm field in the Pakistani village of Sindh, where 2010's massive floods drove millions of spiders and possibly other insects into the trees to spin their webs. Beginning last July, unprecedented monsoons dropped nearly ten years' worth of rainfall on Pakistan in one week, swelling the country's rivers. The water was slow to recede, creating vast pools of stagnant water across the countryside. (See pictures of the Pakistan flood.) "It was a very slow-motion kind of disaster," said Russell Watkins, a multimedia editor with the U.K.' According to Watkins, who photographed the trees during a trip to Pakistan last December, people in Sindh said they'd never seen this phenomenon before the flooding.

(See pictures: "World's Biggest, Strongest Spider Webs Found. ") "It was largely spiders," he added. —Ker Than. These 50 Photos Will Blow you Away. Great news today: we will start a series of showcases that are meant to make the jaws drop! Here’s the first one of the series: none of the 50 photos are photoshopped, to emphasize the natural beauty and the professionalism of the photographers. 50 scenes that cannot be seen in the daily life, 50 jewels of the photographic art! If you want to see more, also checkout: 50 More Photos That Will Blow Your Mind Landslide Hall Clouds on Fire Marpissa Muscosa Talking to a Lady Celebration Underwater Dance. The Game Plunge Diver Denise Family Lemon Shark at Sunset Anemone Schrimp Cloudy Day Siberia. -37°C When the Ocean Turns into Blue Fire Flip of a Humpback Whale Envole Moi Hide and Seek The Wall Impossible Time PoiPoi La Magie d’Ayguebonne Red in October Snowy Owl in Flight Blue Pond, Hokkaido Skyscrapers, Dubai Merced River, Yosemite National Park BASE Jumping, Yosemite Western Breithorn Moonset, California African Buffalo, Uganda Lightning, Arizona Matterhorn Autumn Landscape Bering Sea Sunset Light Painting – Bike Smoke.

Your Favorites - Enjoy! - Trey Ratcliff. Trey Ratcliff I'm a warm-hearted, old-school gentleman explorer with really cool toys.

Your Favorites - Enjoy! - Trey Ratcliff

INTJ. Browncoat. Portfolio Downtown Beijing After Rain Just about the only time you get a break from the smog is after a good rain. Asiachinapeoples republic of chinaprcBeijingpekingcitymetropolisnorthernnorthern chinaurbancityscapenightskyscraperssmogpollutionraindystopianmay2013sony nex7 Or sign in using: Rated: Michael Maddox-Franceon Apr 09Woooow, I've seen a lot of cityscape shots, but that is just stellar! Powered by SmugMug Log In. What In The?!: INSANE Posed Ant Photography. Russian photographer Andrey Pavlov takes insane macro pictures of LIVE ants by spending hours and hours playing with them and posing them to get the perfect shot.

What In The?!: INSANE Posed Ant Photography

I...can't even believe half of them are real. Of course I have zero experience posing ants and have only burnt them with a magnifying glass, so maybe it's actually easier than I thought. Hit the jump for a smattering of the VERY worthwhile shots, and a link to the entire collection with a ton more. Artist's Gallery (with a TON more) viaAmazing Ant Photography [incrediblethings] Thanks to bb, who's never ruined a picnic. When Graphic Artists Get Bored - The Worthympic Games 7 [Worth1000]